Deeper Into the Word by Keri Wyatt Kent takes us beyond the surface of our New Testament reading, past the obvious definitions of words that we think we are familiar with, and provides background and extensive explanations regarding their use.
Choosing 100 words from the New Testament, Kent created a very readable but informative book that could be used for Bible study, devotionals, or as a quick reference source. Using personal anectodes and excerpts from commentaries keeps it from being a dry read, and questions smattered throughout the text cause the reader to consider more seriously the information being presented, rather than just quickly passing over it.
This book is a valuable resource in the library of any follower of Jesus who is seeking a deeper understand of key words and ideas in the Bible but can’t read Greek and doesn’t have the time or motivation to delve into thick commentaries. Beyond just helping readers get a better grasp of ideas lost in translation, Kent provides background to help bridge cultural and historical gaps that we in the West struggle with in attempting to understand the New Testament.
*This book was provided free of charge for review by Bethany House Publishers. All opinions are mine.